Arsenal are supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day again this year.
Arsène Wenger and his players have donned festive jumpers for a special squad picture, with Arsenal Ladies stars Jordan Nobbs, Leah Williamson and Fara Williams also getting involved in the campaign.
To help raise funds for Save the Children, Arsenal have created a range of exclusive Christmas Arsenal knits, which each carry a 20% donation of the RRP to Save the Children (Men’s Arsenal Christmas Jumper RRP £35 and Ladies Arsenal Christmas Jumper RRP £30). The Arsenal Christmas Jumpers are available from ArsenalDirect.com and from the Club’s three superstores while stocks last.
Christmas Jumper Day will take place on Friday 16th December. You can sign up here and help to make sure the world’s forgotten children get to have a brighter future.
The Arsenal Foundation has been supporting Save the Children as its global partner since 2011 and has raised more than £2million to support the charity’s life-saving work. Most recently the Club has worked with Save the Children to build football pitches for vulnerable children in Iraq and Indonesia, as well as donating £500,000 at Arsenal’s Legends Match to build football pitches in Jordan and Somalia.
I was eleven-and-a-half. My family had just emigrated from Rhodesia to South Africa. All the kids on my street supported United or Liverpool, because of their Southern African goalkeeper connections: Bailey for United and Grobbelaar for ‘Pool. Problem was: I didn’t like the colour red – so when FA Cup Final day came around in 1979, I supported the team in yellow, even though their name sounded like “Asshole”. At the final whistle, I had bragging rights and a team that had won my heart.
Then I discovered that the Gunners also wore red. Luckily, I remained loyal, and the Arsenal has kicked my heart around ever since… (apart from a few lost years in the ’90s and early ’00s, when I was busy doing grownup things as a composer in Hollywood).
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